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    I recently sold a horse who went out on a lease...

    I recently sold a horse who went out on a lease with an option to buy.

    The buyer paid for a year's lease (1/3 value of horse) up front, non refundable.

    If she exercised the option to buy by 6...
  2. How much time did it ACTUALLY cost you to send...

    How much time did it ACTUALLY cost you to send three emails to this person before they did whatever nonsense?

    Of course it is annoying when other people are jerks, but 90% of politeness is being...
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    That paragraph describes a lot of things, not one...

    That paragraph describes a lot of things, not one of which is a turn out field.
  4. I got it from either dover or smartpak, and...

    I got it from either dover or smartpak, and wherever it was took it back without question and refunded me, and I bought something else.
  5. I leased a horse out and paid my trainer, who...

    I leased a horse out and paid my trainer, who found the client, 10% of the total lease. (ie, the lease was $x for 6 months all paid at once, and she got .1x)

    I don't know what the leasing party...
  6. Agree. Merely pointing out errors makes me...

    Agree. Merely pointing out errors makes me INSAHN.

    It is rarely necessary to criticize what a student is doing wrong, unless they are about to kill themselves. Just tell them what you want them...
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    Thank you for posting this. I was one of the...

    Thank you for posting this.

    I was one of the people who was like, "OK, but if the ueber richest among the ueber rich aren't taking taxis/limos, it's not because of lack of a free service."

    If...
  8. I have not used this particular Lettia product,...

    I have not used this particular Lettia product, but I am wary of the brand overall because I bought a girth from them that broke (in a non-stressed spot thankfully, it was the billet keeper on a...
  9. Several people give zero patooties about what it...

    Several people give zero patooties about what it takes to show "well."

    There are clients on full training board who come to ride maybe 5 times per month and the horse is kept in work for them in...
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    Key words highlighted. Translation: If you...

    Key words highlighted.

    Translation: If you want to go so bad learn to put together an FEI test (which as was mentioned above is not rocket science or nuclear reactor building), and then you can go...
  11. Showing isn't really a "privilege" if you have...

    Showing isn't really a "privilege" if you have set up your fee structure that they can rent the horse for the show, pay the agreed upon amount of money, and then take said horse to said agreed upon...
  12. I clicked on the link and learned that it is...

    I clicked on the link and learned that it is possible to have an instagram dedicated solely to your refrigerator.

    I was previously unaware.
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    !!!! It never ceases to amaze me what toolery...

    !!!!

    It never ceases to amaze me what toolery people come up with in the horse industry.

    Literally every time I am like, 'that does it, I will never be surprised again," but NEVERTHELESS...
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    Get the notification from your landlord in...

    Get the notification from your landlord in writing. It does not need to say "don't pay your BO," it just needs to say "As the property owner I am evicting you."

    Then when your BO asks for the...
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    If it makes you feel any better, a landlord once...

    If it makes you feel any better, a landlord once refused to rent me an apartment, when my income was 9x the rent and I had a credit score in the high 700's, because I showed up to look at the place...
  16. It is really not that big a deal. 1. If the...

    It is really not that big a deal.
    1. If the horse is still out, go out and get it. I have never understood owner aversion to this, and remain baffled by owners who would rather have their horse kept...
  17. Number one he has to walk on a LOOSE shank all...

    Number one he has to walk on a LOOSE shank all the way to the paddock. If he hits the end of the shank, he gets popped with the chain until he backs off and is on a loose rope again. If he continues...
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    But the opportunity to pay for one more...

    But the opportunity to pay for one more equitation class when you have already qualified makes Lake Placid and Vermont suddenly worthwhile?? Where they wouldn't be if you can't do just one more class...
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    This is pretty much why the first and last time I...

    This is pretty much why the first and last time I inquired about loss of use insurance, even the insurance company's rep was like, "NO NO NO."

    ETA: Just looked at the website and holy mcchrist......
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    What is your trainer's name? Other COTHers may...

    What is your trainer's name?

    Other COTHers may want to know where they can learn to do the 4' on a borrowed WB for $15/day.
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    Go to the nearest horseshow at four in the...

    Go to the nearest horseshow at four in the morning bearing coffee and donuts, look for a lonely light in the tents, and ask if you can hang out and watch.
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    Also, since these are high level clinicians that...

    Also, since these are high level clinicians that are hard to get otherwise, if the group is restricted to FEI level riders it is more likely that the information will be passed on after the clinic.
    ...
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    Um, technically, it is for the entire membership....

    Um, technically, it is for the entire membership.
    The USDF is not preventing anyone from riding FEI. If they want to go so bad, they can figure out how to ride an FEI test and voila, access gained....
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    If someone is asking you to sell a perfectly...

    If someone is asking you to sell a perfectly suitable horse, please do not "love them as a trainer."
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    David Guy has a ricockulously nice barn which...

    David Guy has a ricockulously nice barn which last time I checked was in that price range. It is called winchester stables and is very small and private. No indoor but the outdoor is gorgeous and had...
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